Responsible for the administration of medications and treatments to include documentation of receiving, noting and implementation of medical provider orders; initiating, updating, maintenance and implementation of resident care plans; performing resident assessments and evaluations; supervision of care provided by nursing assistants during a shift of care; as well as other duties in the provision of care in the geriatric resident.
These duties are to be performed in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and laws in accordance with federal, state and local laws within the nurses scope of practice and is done in a professional manner. performs related work and other duties as required.
• Medication administration and documentation in a safe, timely manner in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations, laws, policy and procedure
• Administration of treatments and documentation in a safe, timely manner in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations, laws, policy and procedure. Completes venipuncture as ordered by the physician and completes lab requisitions
• Documents and communicates resident care and condition both written and verbal to interdisciplinary team and other health care settings to ensure continuity of care with adherence to HIPPA regulations
• Performs assessments and documents findings with communication to the physician as indicated. Initiates, reviews and updates resident care plans. Documents care provided in medical records. Performs assessments and prepares incident reports, infection control reports and participates in QAPI projects to improve care as requested
• Supervises nursing assistants assigned on a shift of care to ensure quality care and adherence to AZPH policies and procedures is provided. Resolves interpersonal conflicts, work procedure issues, and answers questions regarding care. Assists in training and reinforcement of care needed during a shift of care
• Functions as an advocate for residents in the delivery of quality of care with regard for resident rights, wishes and directives
• Other duties assigned as related to position
• Affects of aging process on ADL management and medical care needs
• Federal state and agency laws governing general nursing practice
• Standards of Geriatric Nursing Practice
• Care Needs of the geriatric population
• Team Nursing
• Perform basic nursing procedures to include but not limited to wound care management, foley catheter management, pain assessment and interventions, medication management and pharmacological impact on the resident
• Demonstrates the ability to perform quality nursing assessments
• Good communication skills written and verbal
• Effectively performs assessments that result in proper interventions an communications both verbally and in writing to members of the team including the medical provider
• Demonstrate the ability to perform basic nursing care within the scope of practice
• Work effectively on an interdisciplinary team
• Must have patience, tact and a maturity level with which to interact with people at various levels of mental functioning
• Assure that all residents are treated fairly with kindness, dignity and respect
• Possesses a license to practice as a Licensed Practical nurse in the State of Arizona
• Possess a valid finger print clearance card or an application to be submitted within twenty days of hire to the Department of Public safety
• Possess a current CPR card
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Sick leave
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Arlene Seagraves at Arlene.Seagraves@aph.az.gov for assistance
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.